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Federal Register Summary for week of 30 May

    Environmental Protection Agency

  • Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

    AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

    ACTION: Meeting Notice


    SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.

    DATES: Meeting: The meeting will be held as follows: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (All times Eastern).

    ADDRESSES: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, Virginia, 22182, McLean Room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robin O'Malley, Designated Federal Officer, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 400, Reston, VA 20192, romalley@usgs.gov, (703) 648-4086.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-27/html/2014-12117.htm

  • Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting

    AGENCY: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific reviews of EPA research with human subjects.

    DATES: This public meeting will be held on June 11, 2014, from approximately 10:30 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Comments may be submitted on or before noon (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 4, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.

    Comments: Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0411, by one of the following methods:

    Internet: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Email: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.

    Mail: The EPA Docket Center EPA/DC, ORD Docket, Mail code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    Hand Delivery: The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is located in the EPA Headquarters Library, Room Number 3334 in the EPA WJC West, at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Please call (202) 566-1744 or email the ORD Docket at ord.docket@epa.gov for instructions. Updates to Public Reading Room access are available on the Web site http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

    Instructions: The Agency's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any electronic storage media you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact Jim Downing at telephone number (202) 564-2468; fax: (202) 564-2070; email address: downing.jim@epa.gov; mailing address Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information concerning the EPA HSRB can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/hsrb.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-27/html/2014-12172.htm

  • Notification of a Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss plans for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative covering (GLRI) FY15-19 and other relevant matters.

    DATES: The teleconference will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Time, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. An opportunity will be provided to the public to comment.

    ADDRESSES: The teleconference will be held via GoToWebinar. Participants may register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/610280241.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this meeting may contact Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by telephone at 312-886-6815 or email at Cestaric.Rita@epa.gov. General information on the GLRI and the Board can be found at http://www.glri.us.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-30/html/2014-12603.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program Regarding Professions Needed by National Research Institutes

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


    SUMMARY: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposes to issue regulations to implement provisions of the Public Health Service Act authorizing the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Regarding Professions Needed by National Research Institutes (UGSP). The purpose of the program is to recruit appropriately qualified undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct research in the intramural research program as employees of the NIH by providing scholarship support.

    DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 28, 2014 to ensure that the NIH will be able to consider the comments in preparing the final rule.

    ADDRESSES: Individuals and organizations interested in submitting comments, identified by RIN 0925-AA10 and Docket Number NIH-2007-0930, may do so by any of the following methods:

    Electronic Submissions. You may submit electronic comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The NIH is no longer accepting comments submitted to the agency by email.

    Written Submissions. You may send written submissions in the following ways:

    Fax: 301-402-0169.

    Mail: Attention: Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations Officer, National Institutes of Health, Office of Management Assessment, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601, MSC 7669, Rockville, MD 20892.

    Hand Delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Attention: Jerry Moore, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601, Rockville, MD 20892.

    Instructions for all Comments. All comments received must include the agency name, Regulatory Information Number (RIN), and the docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal information provided.

    Docket. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the eRulemaking.gov Portal and insert into the "Search'' box the docket number "NIH-2007-0930'' and follow the prompts.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations Officer, telephone 301-496-4607 (not a toll-free number).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-28/html/2014-12180.htm

  • Interior

  • Revision of Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Updates Following the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES; Final Rule

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Final rule.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service), are revising the regulations that implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or Treaty or Convention) by incorporating certain provisions adopted at the fourteenth and fifteenth meetings of the Conference of the Parties (CoP14 and CoP15) to CITES and clarifying and updating certain other provisions. These changes will bring U.S. regulations in line with new resolutions and revisions to resolutions adopted at meetings of the Conference of the Parties that took place in June 2007 (CoP14) and March 2010 (CoP15). The revised regulations will help us more effectively promote species conservation, help us continue to fulfill our responsibilities under the Treaty, and help those affected by CITES to understand how to conduct lawful international trade.

    DATES: This rule is effective June 26, 2014. The incorporation by reference of the material listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 26, 2014.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert R. Gabel, Chief, Division of Management Authority; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 212; Arlington, VA 22203 (telephone, (703) 358-2093; fax, (703) 358-2280).

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-27/html/2014-11329.htm

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

    AGENCY: Department of Energy.

    ACTION: Notice of open teleconference.


    SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. The purpose of this conference call is to discuss PCAST's antimicrobial resistance report.

    DATES: The public conference call will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time (e.t.). To receive the call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later than 12:00 p.m. e.t. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the call agenda, time, and how to register for the call is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the conference call should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith, PCAST Assistant Executive Director, at apredith@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-4444.

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-30/html/2014-12456.htm

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